Rossi sorry after derby defeat

Sampdoria coach Delio Rossi has apologised to the club's supporters after their 3-0 defeat against city rivals Genoa.

Last Updated: 16/09/13 at 10:36 Post Comment

Delio Rossi: In apologetic mood following 'unacceptable' defeat

Delio Rossi: In apologetic mood following 'unacceptable' defeat

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Sampdoria coach Delio Rossi has apologised to the club's supporters and described his team's performance as "unacceptable" after they crashed to a 3-0 defeat against city rivals Genoa on Sunday night.

The result marked Genoa's first victory of the campaign and left Samp without a win after three rounds of the new Serie A season.

"In the most important game, the encounter that means the most to our fans, we let our supporters and ourselves down," Rossi told Gazzetta dello Sport. "I cannot believe how bad we were, it was unacceptable.

"I apologise to our fans and I personally will say sorry to the club.

"I am the one responsible."

Genoa dominated the game and took a deserved 1-0 half-time lead, courtesy of Luca Antonini's goal.

Samp hardly threatened and gave away two further goals after the re-start from Emanuele Calaio and Francesco Lodi.

"Genoa were the better team," Rossi said. "They did a good job and made the most of their chances.

"They deserved the win."

Samp, who have mustered one point so far, travel to Sardinia to face Cagliari on Saturday and Rossi expects a drastic improvement from his players.

"We have a lot of work to do," he said. "We now need to get our hands dirty in order to find the fighting spirit that we lacked against Genoa."


Sky Bet Free Bet Club: £10 free bet - £5 free every week


More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e doesn't need a caoch. He needs a bus. A bloody big one, that he can park across the goal line. And when he gets one, he can do us a favour and let us know where we can buy one from as well.

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: No defence coach

Y

ou are wrong Per, thats the right way the play. Its everyone elses' fault that it doesnt work.

delboy
Mertesacker urges style change

A

s it's panto season coming soon, let me be the first Oh yes you do

munchie
Rodgers: No defence coach

Footer 365

La Liga: Carlo Ancelotti praises 'professional' Real Madrid after 3-1 Barcelona win

Carlo Ancelotti praised Real Madrid's "unique professionalism" after they came from a goal down to beat Barcelona.

Premier League: Mauricio Pochettino says Alan Pardew deserves more respect

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admits it is tough not to feel sorry for Newcastle counterpart Alan Pardew.

La Liga: Luis Enrique stands by Luis Suarez selection after Barcelona defeat

Luis Enrique defended his decision to start Luis Suarez against Real Madrid after his team slumped to a 3-1 defeat.

Mail Box

'Goals Like That Can Make You Pregnant'

Those being sniffy about Erik Lamela's rabona are given short shrift in the afternoon mailbox, where criticism of Brendan Rodgers is smashed out of the park...

Does David De Gea Need Competition?

It would certainly be a good idea to give Victor Valdes a contract, while we have more mails on Brendan Rodgers, Arsene Wenger, the rabona and mailbox gripes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property